Border Crossings: Toward a Comparative Political Theory

כריכה קדמית
Lexington Books, 1999 - 313 עמודים
Comparative political theory is at best an embryonic and marginalized endeavor. As practiced in most Western universities, the study of political theory generally involves a rehearsal of the canon of Western political thought from Plato to Marx. Only rarely are practitioners of political thought willing (and professionally encouraged) to transgress the canon and thereby the cultural boundaries of North America and Europe in the direction of genuine comparative investigation. Border Crossings presents an effort to remedy this situation, fully launching a new era in political theory. Thirteen scholars from around the world examine the various political traditions of West, South, and East Asia and engage in a reflective cross-cultural discussion that belies the assumptions of an Asian 'essence' and of an unbridgeable gulf between West and non-West. The denial of essential differences does not, however, amount to an endorsement of essential sameness. As viewed and as practiced by contributors to this ground-breaking volume, comparative political theorizing must steer a course between uniformity and radical separation--this is the path of 'border crossings.'

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מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

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עמודים נבחרים

תוכן

Mapping Modernities Islamic and Western
9
Eastern Veiling Western Freedom?
37
Islamic Constitutionalism and the Concept of Democracy
59
Rewriting Contemporary Muslim Politics A TwentiethCentury Periodization
87
Symbolic and Utilitarian Value of a Tradition Martyrdom in the Iranian Political Culture
117
Radical Islam and Nonviolence A Case Study of Religious Empowerment and Constraint
141
Indian Secularlism and Its Critics Some Reflections
169
Confucianism and Communitarianism in a Liberal Democratic World
181
Confucianism with a Liberal Face Democratic Politics in Postcolonial Taiwan
209
Beyond East and West Nishidas Universalism and Postcolonial Critique
233
Taoist Politics An Other Way?
249
Postmodernity Eurocentrism and the Future of Political Philosophy
273
Index
293
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
307
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מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

מונחים וביטויים נפוצים

מידע על המחבר (1999)

Fred Dallmayr is Packey Dee Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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